Sunday, January 22, 2006

Home on Leave (by Naomi Ragen)

My son came home from the army last week. There was an unexpected knock on the door, and there he was, my skinny, tall soldier, carrying a duffel bag that weighed twice what he does, a rifle flung over his shoulder. I guess a mother who never had a son in the army won't understand what it feels like to hug your boy in his army uniform, even before he puts the gun down. (read more)

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